Monday, April 2, 2007

Award-Winning Child Psychologist to Speak at Argosy University

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Dr. Mark Katz, an award-winning child psychologist and author, is the featured speaker at Argosy University’s first symposium of the year. His presentation, “Resilience in Children,” will be held Thursday, April 12, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the University’s campus located at 636 E. Brier Dr. in San Bernardino. The presentation is open to the public and there is no charge for admission.

Dr. Darren Adamson, campus president, said the university plans to have a symposium, featuring a noted guest speaker, every quarter. “Through these special seminars, our students and the community will be introduced to experienced professionals and learn about current and relevant topics in various fields,” Adamson said.

A resident of San Diego, Katz has served as director of Learning Development Services, a company that has provided educational and psychological services to children, youths, adults and families for the last 21 years. Katz has also served as the supervising psychologist at San Diego Center for Children, a leading provider of mental health services to children and families in the San Diego area. In 1998, Katz received the Rosenberry Award, a national award given annually by Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colo. that recognizes an individual’s contribution to the field of behavioral science.

Katz is also the author of “On Playing a Poor Hand Well,” a book that discusses overcoming difficult childhood experiences and how those lessons can be incorporated into the current mental healthcare system. Recently Katz was part of a team of experts who participated in a federally funded campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of bullying and other forms of school violence.

For more information on the event, please contact Dr. Deborah Wheeler at (909) 915-3770 or e-mail

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